Yamaha YAS-209 vs Yamaha YAS-109

Yamaha YAS-209 vs Yamaha YAS-109

Yamaha YAS-209 review

With a total power of 200 watts and 2 channels, the system will provide support for 4K, Ultra HD with HDR 10, HDR and HLG. When it comes to how well your speaker can hear your voice commands, Yamaha has a trump card - quality microphones. Despite the fact that there are only two of them in the soundbar, I found that Yamaha could hear me without raising my voice even against the background of music. Not a single voice assistant can hear you 100% of the time, including Yamaha, but here it works better than most of the smart speakers I use. Yamaha YAS-209

Yamaha YAS-109 review

The 2.0-channel device has output power of 60W. The YAS-109 supports DTS Virtual:X technology, which immerses viewers in immersive surround sound coming from the soundbar. Alexa's built-in voice control allows you to pronounce the desired phrase to work with the soundbar, smart home devices and Amazon's shopping list. The setup is very quick - just connect the device to the TV, and using Bluetooth you can transfer music and other audio data in streaming mode without wires. Yamaha YAS-109

Yamaha YAS-209 pros & cons

Pros

  • Amazon Alexa support is an added benefit, and the microphones of this system work well even in noisy environments
  • The presence of technology DTS Virtual: X provides a soundbar surround effect
  • The subwoofer works more confidently and adds more bass than competing models

Cons

  • There is no multiroom function
  • There is no screen graphics, and the LEDs on top are too small for convenient visual control

Yamaha YAS-109 pros & cons

Pros

  • The system is extremely simple though, which is something I like
  • The remote is very straightforward and only has 17 buttons plus 2 directional buttons (subwoofer and volume)
  • The sound quality is overall pretty good, and it can get pretty loud

Cons

  • I tried a factory reset and then the Soundbar couldn't recognize any Wi-Fi networks

Votes 7 7
Rating 4 4

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Overall
Yamaha YAS-209
6.4
Yamaha YAS-109
6.8
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-209
Yamaha YAS-109

Model

YAS-209
YAS-109

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

563
531

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone
power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2
89 x 5.3 x 13.1/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
3.4/7.5
Yamaha YAS-209
Yamaha YAS-109
Yamaha YAS-209
Yamaha YAS-109

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 6.4
  • 6.8
  • 6.4Yamaha YAS-209
  • 6.8Yamaha YAS-109

The Yamaha YAS-109 is better soundbar in this comparison - check Yamaha YAS-109 price.